So I made them Weds morning before work and after my workout. But I made the mistake of getting dressed for work first. So then, I smelled like fritters (oil) all day. Hm.
Apparently the kids (big one especially) thought they were delicious! I did too. Pretty easy and great.
The other recipe I'd been reading about is "Egg Roll in a Bowl". I found many versions, and started with this one. I decided to try it because we got green cabbage from the box. It was a definite hit!
I used sliced steak for the meat, because I had it. I think the key to this recipe (and a good stir fry), is getting the balance right of the spices - in this case, green onion, garlic, and fresh ginger.
5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters
4 cups shredded zucchini (the food processor is your friend!!)
2/3 c. flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup sliced scallions (green & white parts) - I will have to sub regular onion this week
Vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
Put shredded zucchini in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle lightly with salt. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Or in my case, the length of a shower + getting dressed. Using your hands, squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
Put zucchini in a large bowl and mix with flour and eggs and scallions, plus 1/4 tsp and 1/8 tsp pepper (you know I eyeballed that). Stir until combined.
Line a plate with paper towel.
In a non-stick skillet, heat a generous amount of oil. Put over medium heat. When the oil is hot, scoop a 3-Tbsp mound of the mixture into the pan, pressing lightly into rounds and spacing 2 inches apart.
Cook 2-3 minutes and flip, and cook 2 more minutes until golden brown. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Repeat until done. I think I made 15 of them.
They are delicious with sour cream, or just plain.
Marcia's Famous Salad
Next up! Not a recipe. It's not a surprise if you know me, but I eat a lot of salad. Like every day. I get a free lunch at work tomorrow (sandwiches) so I get a break from making a salad.
My husband is getting tired of sandwiches. So I offered to make him one of my salads. He used to eat sandwiches for lunch (for decades), then he started taking leftovers (and was competing with me for them). I used to work that into my meal plan - however lately I've been giving him sandwiches. (because if he eats leftovers, then I have to cook dinner more often, KWIM? And: baseball. So many nights away from home.)
The risk here, though, is that he wants me to make him salad more often. Hmm...